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Placed my deposit for my new Smoker From AJ's Custom Cookers

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    Placed my deposit for my new Smoker From AJ's Custom Cookers

    Well, I finally did it...I've been following over 100 builders of smokers and customer builders on facebook for the past 5 years and have finally pulled the trigger. I decided to put my deposit in with AJ's Custom Cookers out of the Ft Worth area. Now the long 6-10 month wait. I'm excited to have a cooker that is designed for me and what I want to do. The pics I'm adding are not mine, but the same size and style. It's an 30x96 reverse flow with warming box, full size 60" charcoal grill, double burner and I'll probably add a Blackstone griddle and a fryer. Eventually, I'll add the sink option and a roof like the one I show, but finances kept me from going too crazy! Can't wait to show ya'll mine!
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    #2
    Holy cow!

    Congrats!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thanks! I'm really excited about it. Eventually I'll get the roof and sink added to mine...but for now, it'll get the job done!

    • HawkerXP
      HawkerXP commented
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      So....what are you going to do with that monster?

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      I wanna start doing pop-ups and also to extend my catering limits.

      Then as a Vet, I wanna do some cooks for Vets around my area, try and give back a little bit.

    #3
    OH SNAP That's gonna be awesome. Congrats.

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thanks! Just so difficult to wait that long, lol...

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      I hear you on that one. Thought 5 months was an eternity waiting for my LSG.

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Yeah, backyards from AJ are 4-6 months. But trailers are 6-10...I'm sure it'll be closer to 10, lol. And just hope it gets done sooner!

    #4
    Fantastic. Go big or go home!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Pretty much! I could've gotten a 1000 gallon, but I like that not everybody has one that'll look like mine!

    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      Yeah. Cause pretty much everybody I know has a rig like that. πŸ˜‚

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      I just meant that a lot of guys are using 1000 gallons...Not exactly everyone, lol. I mean, up here in Iowa, I know at least 2 guys using 1000 gallon offsets. Down in Texas, I'm sure it's probably 50%...

    #5
    Awesomeness!!!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thanks...just trying to twiddle my thumbs waiting, lol

    #6
    Congratulations on the new cooker. Hope you don't mind me hanging on your coat tails until delivery.

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
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      Not at all...soonest I'll get it is May 3rd (my wife's birthday) which is 6 months...September 3rd would put it at 10 months. Just hoping I have it so I can do a cook or two before trying to find a Vets cook.

    #7
    Looks kinda big for the backyard. But okay. Looks amazingly professional.
    Are you on schedule for competition BBQ'ing?

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Definitely not a backyard pit...and not planning on comps yet...if I was to do that, I'd probably get one of his 30x60 standard offsets instead. As I mentioned a couple of replies up, it's more for my catering, to start doing some pop-ups and then doing some other things on that same basis.

    #8
    My My MY That's a BBQ

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Yes! I can't wait...excited to see what mine looks like when I get it.

    #9
    Congrats! That's a real smoker for sure!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Yes sir! She's gonna be a beast! Can't wait!

    #10
    Nice unit! Cubs and Hawks!!! Go (sea)Hawks!!!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
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      Thank you! Cubs and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes! Go Hawks!

    #11
    Beautiful! Congrats!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      Thank you! I can't wait...gonna be a long few months to wait!

    #12
    Daaaaannnngggg...

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      That's what I said the first time I saw his cookers, lol. They're different and I love that about em!

    #13
    Wowzer!!! We can’t wait to see that baby loaded up with food, all fired up and see the final products. Just remember, they recommend before exposing to the general public.....all test cooks should be done in Texas to break it in. In fact Houston is highly recommended as a first stop. I’ll bring the beer.

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
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      Actually, the first cook might very well be in Texas when I pick her up from Saginaw...I'm pretty sure AJ has a few smokers down in the Houston area. And I agree...I can't wait til I have her fully loaded with some briskets!!! Gonna be epic!

    #14
    I was going to get that exact model, but I decided on a WSM instead . Seriously, you learn to put out good Que on that rig and you are indeed a Pitmaster. Well done sir. Grill on!

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    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      Now that was funny as Hell! πŸ˜‚
      Last edited by Panhead John; December 31, 2020, 09:52 PM.

    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      That was funny as all get out! I can't wait til I get to rock her out and take my next step and do some popups loaded with briskets!

    #15
    Congratulations, you're going to have a ton of fun cooking on that!

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    • Cubbiehawkbbqfan
      Cubbiehawkbbqfan commented
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      For sure! His cookers are extremely efficient and this is gonna be fun learning a new stickburner!

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